Here’s one more chance to see the Trey McIntyre Project perform in Idaho before the dance company ends its six-year run. “Art, Wilderness and the Human Connection,” a special performance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act, is at 8 p.m. June 14 at Wood River High School Performing Arts Theater in Hailey. The performance is being done in in partnership with the Society of Wilderness Stewardship and the U.S. Forest Service.
McIntyre will choreograph a new work on the spot — and if you haven't experienced that, it's worth the drive. Attendees also will see an exhibit of photographs McIntyre took of the dancers in the Sawtooth Wilderness, which became a designated wilderness area in 1972.
Congress passed The Wilderness Act in 1964. In addition to the Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho boasts the largest area of unbroken wilderness in the lower 48 states: the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, which is about 2.3 million acres of rugged mountains, valleys and rivers.
McIntyre, a choreographer of international stature, is disbanding the company of dancers he established in Boise after six successful seasons. Now, he’s turning his efforts toward film, photography and freelance choreography.
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Tickets for the Hailey performance are $15 at TreyMcIntyre.com.